Tuesday, July 22, 2008

I Live in Camelot

Remember these lyrics from the musical, Camelot?

It's true! It's true! The crown has made it clear.
The climate must be perfect all the year.
A law was made a distant moon ago here:July and August cannot be too hot.
And there's a legal limit to the snow here in Camelot.
The winter is forbidden till December
And exits March the second on the dot.
By order, summer lingers through September
In Camelot.Camelot! Camelot!I know it sounds a bit bizarre,

But in Camelot, Camelot
That's how conditions are.
The rain may never fall till after sundown.
By eight, the morning fog must disappear.
In short, there's simply not a more congenial spot
For happily-ever-aftering than here in Camelot. Camelot! Camelot!
I know it gives a person pause,
But in Camelot, Camelot. Those are the legal laws.

The snow may never slush upon the hillside.
By nine p.m. the moonlight must appear.
In short, there's simply not a more congenial spot.
For happily-ever-aftering than here in Camelot.

Yes indeed, this summer I have been living in Camelot, home of King Arthur and Queen Guinevere. The weather has been very pleasant, not too hot and not too cold, which is good because our air conditioner is broken. (Usually summers in Indiana are hot and quite humid.) Additionally, as in Camelot, most of the rain has been falling in the nighttime after sundown. Weatherwise the summer has been wonderful.

On a side note, my husband's family has claimed to be descendants of Welsh ancestry. There is a cryptic handwritten note mentioning Wales in the family Bible. So occasionally, I imagine that I am married to the heir of the royal couple's legacy. Would you like to join us at our castle?

Remains of Tintagel Castle - Legendary Home of King Arthur


amanda said...

Wow, cool! Can you send me the plane ticket though? :)

WT said...

Or you could be married to the heir of some Welsh coal miners, there's a lot more of them!

Aoj and The Lurchers said...

I love Tintagel Castle, it's one of my favourite places to be. But it's in Cornwall...not Wales!!

Molly said...

WT - :) That would be fine too.

AOJ - Perhaps, I realized that Tintagel was not in Wales. However, researching the family's ancestry, a link was never actually found to a Welsh ancester. Either way, seeing the ruins, would be fabulous. Alas, we have not been out of the United States except a few short excursions into Canada.

Frema said...

Hooray! Our house-hunting days are over! Plus, plenty of yard space. :)

Grand Life said...

I looooooove your castle. It's good to be Queen, right. I also go back to a castle in England and have visited it twice. If my ancestors had been from the second wife instead of the 1st --Oh Well.
I used to remind my husband daily that he married a princess and then wouldn't you know it, we found out he has a Danish King back there somewhere. Drat.
Thanks for visiting my Fun Monday.
Love your picture at Pizza Hut.

Molly said...

Frema - And with the open-air ventilation, we would not have to worry about fixing the air conditioner.

Princess Judy - We probably all have some royalty in our backgrounds. On the other hand, many of us probably are related to a few scallywags either dead or alive.

Pamela said...

a few years ago we had a summer like that... it rained every night and the sun came out during the day.

I thought it was heaven.

(We just had our first rain yesterday.. in forever
I'm going to write the Pensieve Poem about it.)

Yes. I want to join you there by the way.

Molly said...

Pamela - Welcome, there is plenty of space. We should have a banquet.

karisma said...

Yes Please! I see a faerie kingdom there! I would love to join you there! Looks magical!

Molly said...

Karisma - If this is a magical kingdom, no need to worry about airplane tickets. You should come for tea.

Tink said...

I'll buy that... M'lady. ;)

storyteller said...

What a lovely post and image … and yes, methinks I’d like to join you for sure ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Cazzie!!! said...

Yes please, I will join you, I can even wear my wedding dress which would be very apt for the occasion..and slung over my shoulder...a big old roasted ham hock to share at your knightley table, LOL

Kerith Collins said...

that looks so awesome!